Cook County Racial Equity Week

President Toni Preckwinkle kicks off Racial Equity Week with City Club address, previews other events during the week

By the Chicago Defender

Within the County’s racial equity efforts, President Preckwinkle implemented the Racial Equity Leadership Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners established the Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity and Cultural Competency.

“It is vital that Cook County and all governments focus on racial equity,” said Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (15th District). “For too long, governments have not only done too little to right historic wrongs as it relates to racial disparities in our society but have contributed to the systemic oppression of people of color. I’m proud to be working toward racial equity in Cook County with my colleagues, non-profit leaders, and advocacy groups through our work on the Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity, and Cultural Competency and am grateful to President Preckwinkle for her leadership on this issue.”

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